field lens

noun

: the lens in a compound eyepiece that is nearer the objective

Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of field lens was in 1819

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“Field lens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20lens. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

field lens

noun
: the lens in a compound eyepiece that is nearer the objective
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